Musings Of A Nerd

Tiffany Hines Tells Black Girl Nerds What It Takes To Be A Real Artist

  By: Christina Angela Jeter  Tiffany Hines is popularly known for her roles as Birdie Scott on Beyond the Break, Michelle Welton on Bones, Didi Miller on Devious Maids, Jaden on Nikita, and Kelly Baptiste on Damien.   Now starring as Sophia in Real Artist set to screen April 9 at San Francisco International Film Festival. Tiffany's plays Sophia, a young animator who...

Nerd Block Announces Doctor Who Official Block

  Nerd Block today announced the launch of their new Doctor Who Official Block. The bi-monthly subscription box, available to ship to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom,  will allow fans of the longest-running sci-fi television series to obtain exclusive and custom-curated officially licensed collectibles featuring their favorite Doctors, companions and characters. Subscribers...

The Alt-Right Doesn’t Corner the Market On Alt Facts

In January when Kelley Ann Conway, surrogate for and advisor to the POTUS uttered the phrase "alternative facts" to justify the steady stream of easily debunked lies pouring from Press Sec. Sean Spicer's lips, many of the country's jaws hit the floor. This naked Orwellian doublespeak deserved our horror just based on how unusual...

The Extroverted-Introvert Explained

By Tiffany Desiree Within the past few years, "introversion" is one of the most popular words to grace the internet. To some, it's a fad, but to others, it's our lifestyle. So much so, the thought of talking to someone for hours, seconds or even minutes about coffee, Kim Kardashian or recent brands is uninspiring....

Underground’s Subversion of Villainy & Heroism Affirms Black Humanity

By Abbey White From pop-up procedural extras to galactic ‘Big Bads’, one thing TV has never been short on is black villains. I mulled over the implications of this during Underground’s first season and found myself coming back to it as I re-watched in anticipation of season two’s March 8th premier. The truth of Underground—WGN’s...

Postcards from Midgar: Final Fantasy VII Remake

I remember it like it was yesterday, E3 2015. Bethesda blew our collective minds during their conference with a surprise Fallout 4 announcement, copious gameplay footage, and a drop date set for the same year. Then, like a felled warrior dosed with Phoenix Down, the Sony conference soared into life with a Final Fantasy VII...

28 Days Of Black Cosplay Is Here!

    It's that time of year! We're kicking off #28DaysOfBlackCosplay and our first feature is with Chocolate Covered Cosplay (C3 for short). Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, C3 has been killing the cosplay game with equal parts sexy and kawaii. From cosplay calendars to convention panels these ladies are making their mark in the geek...

New Series Alert: Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis

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By Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael   I've been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. I don’t recall learning how to read or being introduced to books. My love for words is just as old as I am. It is at the beginning of me. Yet, in all that time, there wasn’t a character I...

Blackness in 2016: Part 3 – Society

By  Cheyenne Matthews-Hoffman Part 1 - Music and Sports Part 2 - Film and TV   There were so many fantastic displays of blackness this year that it’s nearly impossible to quantify. We have Harriet Tubman replacing noted racist Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. President Obama hosted SXSL a White House festival modeled after SXSW where, for...

Blackness in 2016: Part 1 – Music & Sports

By Cheyenne Matthews-Hoffman   At this point, we can all agree that 2016 was absolutely horrible. From hashtags to news articles, everyone everywhere decided that this year was a gigantic dumpster fire never to be spoken of again. And despite the intense horribleness of this trashcan year, Black people proved to be the shining light in...
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